In grade school, no one would have ever guessed I'd grow up to become a linguist-- I was the kid who got Cs in French and couldn't produce a trill to save my life! I went to university majoring in civil engineering-- relieved that there was no language requirement for that major. But I ended up switching to geophysics, thinking that it would be less restrictive than engineering, and that it would allow me to spend more time in the mountains (which turned out to be wishful thinking)...Read more
The Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders examines the full range of developmental and acquired communication disorders and provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the epidemiology, aetiology and clinical features of these disorders.
Although scientific studies of the language behaviour of polyglots began to
appear in the nineteenth century, it is only in the last fifty years or so
that bilingualism and multilingualism have been recognized as crucial areas
of linguistic research. This new four-volume collection from Routledge
showcases the major achievements in this now vibrant multidisciplinary field.